Rclone mount compare speed

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

mount recommend specialist for plex is slow

Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.

rclone v1.60.1
  • os/version: Microsoft Windows 11 Enterprise 21H2 (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 10.0.22000.1219 (x86_64)
  • os/type: windows
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.19.3
  • go/linking: static
  • go/tags: cmount

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)

Google shared drive

Hello, i follow the guide recommand mount setting for plex as the following setting:

rclone mount --rc --allow-other --buffer-size 1G --dir-cache-time 72h --drive-chunk-size 256M --fast-list --log-level INFO --vfs-read-chunk-size 32M --vfs-read-chunk-size-limit off plsmain: c:\test --poll-interval 1m --config “C:\Users\robev.config\rclone\rclone.conf” --vfs-cache-mode writes

but it was slow when play the movie, and laggy when drag the movie.

while i try other mount setting it more fast with below command:

rclone mount --vfs-case-insensitive --vfs-cache-mode full --write-back-cache --vfs-write-back 10s --vfs-cache-max-age 300s --vfs-cache-max-size 5000M --vfs-cache-poll-interval 60s  --cache-dir c:\temps plsmain: c:\test

Any wrong with 1st command why it so slow compare with second command?
Another question is does it support plex auto detect file change when using these mount setting?

my network environment is 500Mbps down 100Mbps up. windows 11.

Thanks regard.

The main difference is this

People have been having good results with --buffer-size 0 also - you could try that.

Hi Eric,

These are the settings I would use for a good all-round mount of Google Drive on Windows with 5GB available for caching:

rclone mount --network-mode --buffer-size=0 --vfs-cache-mode=full --vfs-cache-max-age=168h --vfs-cache-max-size=5G --drive-pacer-min-sleep=10ms --drive-pacer-burst=200 --cache-dir c:\temps plsmain: c:\test

I think it will fine for Plex too, so I suggest you try it and let me know how it compares to the commands you already tried.

The settings are inspired by these forum posts:

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